Posted in Achieve, Health & Fitness on 30 December 2013 | by Sam

The Discerning Gent’s Healthy Holiday Guide: 2014

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Undecided about where you want to escape to next year on your healthy holiday? Health and Fitness Travel talk to Elysium Magazine and create the discerning gent’s guide to the best health and fitness holidays in 2014.



January: Detox and Get Fit


The Philippines- The Farm


Allow the New Year to bring in a new you! Stick to your health and fitness resolutions in a warm climate at The Farm in the Philippines, with a range of activities from Volcano tours, aqua aerobics to bootcamp training and yoga, so you can boost your stamina on our exclusive Fusion Fitness holiday.

You can also purify your mind and body with our detox cleanse retreat to restore balance in your life. With a range of cleansing treatments alongside fresh, raw vegan cuisine and specialised juice diets you will end your stay radiant inside and out.


Average temperature: 25.5 °C (77.9 °F) 


February: Escape on a Winter Alpine Wellness Getaway




Switzerland- The Alpina Gstaad


Escape the February blues and jet off to the Swiss Alps for a well-needed adrenaline burst and a complete health overhaul. Have fun swooping down the slopes and get fit at the same time on our Ski winter wellness holiday, then return to your luxury Alpine Wellness Retreat, nestled in stunning surroundings, to unwind with health programmes ranging from Ayurveda to detox. You can also enjoy a variety of group classes from Ashtanga yoga to functional circuit training, Pilates and walking meditation, combined with spa treatments and personalised activities like Alpine nature training on our exclusive Fusion Fitness programme.


Average temperature: -2.1 °C (28.2 °F)




March: Play Sports Like a Pro


Thailand- Thanyapura


Jet off to the warmth and idyllic beauty of Thailand, and get the beach body you want. Thanyapura offers world-class sports facilities and fitness coaches, so you can up your game at this haven for fitness and sports fanatics. Boasting truly world-class facilities, including an Olympic-size swimming pool, a state of the art fitness centre and full-size football pitches, alongside a variety of fitness classes including everything from Muay Thai boxing to water polo, you’re sure to have fun no matter what your sport of choice is. Train alongside international Olympic teams that regularly use the retreat for results like no other!


Average temperature: 27.5 °C (81.5 °F) 


April: Get into Shape with Yoga and Surfing


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Morocco- Paradis Plage


Take a short flight to Morocco and enjoy sun, sand and surf at Paradis Plage. Whether you’re looking to hone your skills or start from scratch, surf lessons provide some fun in the sun. When it’s time to take a break on dry land, you can combine your surfing with 3 daily yoga classes from sunrise to sunset yoga to re-centre yourself. Round out your active holiday with muscle relaxation and stress relief at the spa with a traditional Moroccan Hammam.


Average Temperature: 22 °C (72 °F)



May: Re-energise in the Mountains 


Mexico – Rancho La Puerta


Work on your fitness amid the colourful hills of the Baja California region at Rancho La Puerta. Where better to empower your true self than at a ranch which encourages integrative wellness for women and men of all ages and fitness levels? With exhilarating fitness holiday options from Zumba to mountain hiking, delicious organic cuisine and an amazing spa focused on natural treatments, this mountain paradise has options for anyone looking for a healthy escape.


Average temperature: 24.5 °C (76.1 °F)



June: Fitness Fun in the Sun




Ibiza- 38 Degrees North


Get in shape and bask in the warmth of Ibiza in June on our Fusion Fitness holiday with 38 Degrees North at Aguas de Ibiza. You can choose your preferred daily activities to enhance your health whether that includes power walking, coastal running and a dance lesson or strength training, yoga and guided meditation and then relax with your choice of spa treatments. After a healthy stay at this beautiful resort, you are sure to return feeling fit and rejuvenated.


Average temperature: 22 °C (72 °F)



July: Rejuvenate on a spa and well-being break


Greece- Porto Elounda


Make the most of the summer holidays and treat yourself to a healthy Mediterranean escape on the island of Crete. Take a well-earned break and relax with a Sense of Spa programme at the award-winning Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda. Enjoy a combination of holistic therapies and vibrant spa treatments to help you re-charge and take in the beautiful view, or train in the sun on our exclusive Fusion Fitness Holiday. There are plenty of wellness activities to enjoy including water aerobics and oriental dancing, as well as a range of fantastic dining options, so you’ll be spoilt for choice in many ways.


Average temperature: 26 °C (79 °F)


August: Find your Body’s Natural Harmony


France – La Clairiere


Get relief from the heat and take the time to experience the holistic well-being programmes at La Clairiere, located in the beautiful Alsace Mountains. Calm your mind with a variety of holistic classes to include yoga, Pilates, meditation, Qi Gong and Aqua biking. With opportunities to take walks in the surrounding forest; experience effective spa and ayurvedic treatments, enjoy organic cuisine and participate in wellness programmes from weight loss to de-stress, this is the perfect high-altitude health break. Take advantage of this location’s cool climate and natural splendour for a trip you won’t forget.


Average temperature: 18 °C ( 64 °F)



September: Refocus on Your Fitness Goals




Croatia- Radisson Blu


If you’re struggling with your mundane gym routine, you can renew your fitness motivation on our Fusion Fitness holiday at Radisson Blu. The weather in Croatia is mild at this time of year, so it’s perfect for working out. Whether it’s kickboxing, aqua jogging, suspension training, yoga or Pilates, you’re sure to find an enjoyable exercise that suits your body. At the end of your active day, choose from a brilliant range of spa treatments to help your muscles recover.


Average temperature: 19 °C (66 °F) 


October: Escape on an Adventure Mountain Spa Holiday


US- Red Mountain Resort


Enjoy the cool temperatures of Utah at Red Mountain Resort, an adventure spa holiday just a couple of hours from Las Vegas. In between massages, facials and body care, enjoy the great outdoors with hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing and get fit with a wide variety of exercise classes from kickboxing to yoga. Enjoy the stunning mountains with daily walks and let the breath-taking views inspire you. With wellness consultations, personal discovery workshops and cooking demonstrations, you will end your healthy holiday feeling re-energised.


Average temperature:  18°C (64 °F)


November: A Chic Jungle Retreat for Surf, Yoga and Spa


Costa Rica – Florblanca


Take advantage of the year round hot climate and venture into the tropical jungle for an active surf, yoga or Pilates holiday at Florblanca in Costa Rica. If you’re not surfing the waves then balance your mind and body with expert Pilates and yoga sessions before unwinding in the Bambu spa with a relaxing massage. With nature on your doorstep, a world famous surfing experience just moments away, and a variety of adventurous activities to choose from, you are sure to be enchanted by the magic of the Costa Rican way of life.


Average temperature: 23°C (74 °F)



December: Escape the Cold and Recharge 




South Africa – Karkloof Safari Spa


Trade in the cold for a sunny safari spa adventure at Karkloof Spa, a luxury eco-lodge in South Africa where you can enjoy unlimited spa treatments during your stay. Set on a 3,500 hectare private game reserve, teeming with wildlife and cinematic scenes, you will have the chance to spot animals from the moment you arrive. With an amazing spa; a number of exotic organic treatments and signature spa journeys; and the chance to explore the surrounding reserve on foot or by bike, this adventurous and healthy holiday will ensure you renew in time for the New Year.


Average temperature:  29°C (17°F)




For more information on any of the packages above contact Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891




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